If you don’t maintain your driveway, or if it wasn’t installed properly by non-experts, you can run into problems like cracks, driveway chippings, fractures, spalling, and more.
Other than your driveway looking terrible, the problem is that the best solution is to replace it completely. Which is expensive, time-consuming, and for most homeowners around Dublin, the last resort.
Luckily, there are ways to fix some driveway issues, but more importantly, you should use the solutions and services provided in this post even when your driveway is looking great. Driveway cleaning and sealing, for example, will keep your driveway weather-resistant and great-looking for years to come and minimize the issues and need for repairs.
Asphalt Driveway Chippings
Asphalt driveway chippings happen when the binder responsible for combining and holding the stones in your driveway dissolves due to extreme weather conditions. Every binder will lose its strength with enough time, but the installation process and mix quality play a crucial role as well.
When you look for a company to install your asphalt or tarmacadam driveway, be sure to do your research and choose a company with a reputation for high-quality workmanship and excellent customer service. That way you can rest assured that the installation and the mix are both high-quality.
How to Fix most Asphalt Driveway Surface Problems?
Most asphalt surface problems like driveway chippings can be fixed with a sealing mixture. However, as with the installation process, the quality of the mixture, weather conditions, and outside temperatures all play a role in how long, and how well, your sealing will last.
Therefore, it is not recommended that you seal your driveway on your own. It might look good for a few months, but there is a high chance that you will be reading this same post in a year.
Concrete Driveway Chippings or Spalling
Concrete driveways can also have driveway chipping, often called spalling. Concrete tends to be a bit more resistant as opposed to asphalt, so if you are experiencing spalling, this is mostly due to an installation mistake.
Sometimes, inexperienced contractors add too much water to the mix or they try to speed things up to move to the next project. Luckily, concrete driveway chippings can be fixed the same way, and that is by resurfacing your driveway with a concrete overlay.
Are You Looking for Regular Driveway Maintenance?
The best you can do to avoid driveway issues is to hire professionals for the installation, and regularly maintain your driveway.
Certified professionals can offer an array of services, prove their expertise through client testimonials, and they will educate you on the installation process and requirements.
After a quick consultation, you will already realize the need for regular maintenance and that proper installation combined with cleaning and sealing not only removes driveway chippings but prolongs your driveway’s usage time.